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Wananchi raises $130m expansion funds

African triple-play operator Wananchi Group, owner of the Zuku Fiber, Zuku pay-TV and Simbanet business services brands, has raised $130 million to fund its growth and expansion in East and Southern Africa. “The new capital investment will be used to consolidate the group’s market leadership in East Africa and to extend our services across East and Southern Africa. We will […]

Average cable broadband speed overtakes fibre

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The average broadband speed delivered by cable services is now faster than that of fibre, according to Ofcom research. In the six months to May 2014, the average speed delivered by cable broadband reached 43.3Mbit/s, overtaking the average speed for fibre connections for the first time (42.0Mbit/s). Ofcom’s eleventh report measures

Virgin Media seeks Premier League rights review

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UK quad-play operator Virgin Media has asked UK comms regulator Ofcom to open a formal investigation under the Competition Act 1998 into the arrangements by which the FA Premier League sells live UK television rights to its games. Virgin Media considers that significant consumer harm resulting from escalating rights costs can be addressed by targeted changes to the way in […]

upc cablecom acquires Komtech Group

The owners of Komtech Group, parent company of Telekabel Arbon, Schefer and Grischa Vision, have confirmed they are selling 100 per cent of their shares to upc cablecom. The three cable networks have been partners of the company for many years. The cable operators Telekabel Arbon, Schefer and Grischa Vision provide around 23,000 customers with telecommunications services in the regions […]

Fries: Netflix a great lesson

Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, says he and Reed Hastings are far from enemies, no, “Netflix has taught us all a great lesson; all we were missing was a great app, that gives a great experience around the home and away in cool way,” he says. His answer is MyPrime, the Liberty OTT service that in the UK will […]

Clouds gather. Shift Happens.

SCTE Denver. Shifts Happen was the pithy up sum on how cable has to keep on keeping up with every new innovation that tries to eat its lunch. It was provided by retiring Time Warner Cable CTO Mike LaJoie and was the prelude to a keynote by Tony Werner, Comcast’s current CTO, where he ran through all the bumps there […]

Aurora boosts cablecos’ RoI

Aurora Networks, a Pace company, and developer and manufacturer of advanced, next-generation Optical Transport and Access Network solutions for broadband networks that support the convergence of video, data and voice applications, aims to increase a cable operator’s return-on-investment with the introduction of its high-density upgradeable digital return path receiver technology. This solution complements Aurora’s Universal Digital Return transmitter technology that […]

Telefonica and Cisco partner for advanced network

Telefonica and Cisco have joined forces to set up an advanced testing platform to jointly explore and capitalise on the benefits of converged IP and optical networks. Both companies aim at improving efficiency and cost savings by unifying the planning, management and engineering of optical network layers and IP network layers thanks to the convergence of IP and optical networks […]

INTX replaces Cable Show

To bring together the world of entertainment, communications and the Internet, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced that INTX: the Internet and Television Expo will be held on May 5-7, 2015, in Chicago. This new live, interactive event will draw everyone from network operators and content creators to technologists and thought leaders to share ideas, showcase innovative services […]

SWISSCOM carriage for TRACE

International brand and media group TRACE has signed its first carriage deal with Swisscom. The distribution agreement will include TRACE Urban SD & HD, an international Hip-Hop and R&B music channel, and TRACE Tropical SD & HD, combining top music videos and documentaries covering a large spectrum of Latin American and Caribbean music genres. Both music channels in SD will […]

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